Vikki VanSickle is an award-winning author, educator, and advocate for children's books. Frequently referred to as 'Canada's Judy Blume,' her novels include the Words That Start With B trilogy, Summer Days, Starry Nights, and The Winnowing. Her picture books include If I Had a Gryphon, Teddy Bear of the Year and Anonymouse. Vikki started her career as an independent bookseller and spent 12 years working in children's publishing. When she isn't writing, Vikki curates a kids' book segment for CTV Your Morning and is an advocate for menstrual equity.